## Abstract

Topological complexity TC (B) of a space B is introduced by M. Farber to measure how much complex the space is, which is first considered on a configuration space of a motion planning of a robot arm. We also consider a stronger version TC^{M} (B) of topological complexity with an additional condition: in a robot motion planning, a motion must be stasis if the initial and the terminal states are the same. Our main goal is to show the equalities TC (B) = cat_{B}^{*} (d (B)) + 1 and TC^{M} (B) = cat_{B}^{B} (d (B)) + 1, where d (B) = B × B is a fibrewise pointed space over B whose projection and section are given by p_{d (B)} = pr_{2} : B × B → B the canonical projection to the second factor and s_{d (B)} = Δ_{B} : B → B × B the diagonal. In addition, our method in studying fibrewise L-S category is able to treat a fibrewise space with singular fibres.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 10-21 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Topology and its Applications |

Volume | 157 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jan 1 2010 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Geometry and Topology